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A new email from"Ebay"!

A new email from"Ebay"!

Postby RRCinci » Thu May 25, 2006 12:18 am

I got this in my email today...if I wasn't a normally suspicious person...I might have been taken by this one! It LOOKS really good...and the links "appear" to be correct! But they aren't even close! The links...instead of leading to Ebay are really pointed at a IP which leads to Mexico! Probably NOT Ebay!! :() :() As seen below...the "apparent" web address is Ebay...but if you look deeper...you can see that it's a "spoofed" address and points elswhere.

The email reads as follows....

Dear eBay Buyer/Seller ,

For the User Agreement, Section 9, we may immediately issue a warning, temporarily suspend, indefinitely suspend or terminate your membership and refuse to provide our services to you if we believe that your actions may cause financial loss or legal liability for you, our users or us. We may also take these actions if we are unable to verify or authenticate any information you provide to us.

We regret to inform you that your eBay account could be suspended if you don't re-update your account information. To resolve this problems please use the link below and re-enter your account information. If your problems could not be resolved your account will be disabled for future use.

Due to the suspension of this account, please be advised you are prohibited from using eBay in any way. This includes the registering of a new account. Please note that this suspension does not relieve you of your agreed-upon obligation to pay any fees you may owe to eBay.

To update your record please click here:
It is highly recommended that you right click on the link and select "Open in new window" option
as some mail clients will not allow you to proceed!
http://signin.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll ... index.html

We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause you and we would like to thank you for your cooperation as we review this matter.

eBay will request personal data (password, credit card/bank numbers, and so on) in this email.

Thank you for using eBay!


This eBay notice was sent to you based on your eBay account preferences. If you would like to review your notification preferences for other types of communications, click here. If you would like to receive this email in text only, click here.

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Postby kd1966 » Thu May 25, 2006 12:40 am

Another thing to key in on is the grammatical errors... this fakes are usually loaded with em.............. possibly a language disconnect.....??
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Postby NT50 » Thu May 25, 2006 12:57 am

I like the ones I get from banks and accounts I don't even have.
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Postby l33t » Thu May 25, 2006 1:41 am

ya, welcome to pshing... they are getting very good, but as was pointed out... the grammer (and sometimes spelling) are dead giveaways. be villagant or you Will get scammed...
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Postby SCgone » Thu May 25, 2006 1:54 am

Hehe, I get these all the time. Most of them come to my hotmail account, which isn't even used as my email on ebay or my credit card accounts.
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Postby l33t » Thu May 25, 2006 2:16 am

ya, i like the ones where they misspell paylpal and use two l's
the spam filters in gmail are the best (especial when you write your own) so i never get any of theese in my inbox... but i get ~ 200 spam aday and id say that ~40 of them are phshing emails.
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Postby _Taz_ » Thu May 25, 2006 1:27 pm

my wife got one this morning and the from email address was security@PLAYPAL.com they are going to give her a $128 credit because of overcharging taxes...if she can only confirm her paypal account with them... :no
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Postby e to the x » Thu May 25, 2006 1:32 pm

My GF got a a phishing email on Tuesday from ebay. IP wasn't even masked. It just pointed to something like 202.198.someting.something

I gave here a quick run through about phishing after that.
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Postby l33t » Thu May 25, 2006 1:43 pm

it is very common, and we all need to protect ourselves... i guess the best way is by common sense.
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Postby imnuts » Thu May 25, 2006 2:56 pm

if i get anything reporting to be from paypal, I just send it off to spoff@paypal.com usually get a nice little friendly e-mail saying thanks for reporting this, it was a phishing e-mail, blah blah blah
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